Blanche Devereaux
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There is only one Golden Girl left. Betty White is the only surviving Golden Girl after the death this morning of Rue McClanahan who died from a stroke at 1am.

Rue played Blanche Devereaux on the groundbreaking series The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992. Blanche was the over sexed one of the group.

The Golden Girls was one of my favorite shows. The dialog was witty, the characters were interesting and they managed to push the envelope without being tacky. It was a classy show filled with laughs.

The Golden Girls was on when we had fewer choices on television and no reality shows, and somehow television was better. There are only two shows on these days that I try to stop everything and watch, Parenthood and The Big Bang Theory. Shows die so quickly these days that I wonder if Golden Girls would be able to make it on television today. Probably not.

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